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Gamboa: Police officer's use of force necessary vs 'bulky' Makati resident

Apr 28, 2020 - 4:05 PM

'It is very clear that enough force was applied,' says Philippine National Police chief Archie Gamboa on the Dasmariñas Village incident

ARREST. Makati policeman Roland Von Madron attempts to arrest Dasmariñas Village resident Javier Salvador Parra on April 26,2020. Rappler screenshot

Police file complaint vs Makati resident for resisting arrest, cursing cops

Apr 28, 2020 - 12:31 PM

Makati police accuse Javier Salvador Parra of unjust vexation, direct assault, and disobedience to authority, and not wearing a face mask

ARREST. Senior Master Sergeant Roland Von Madrona attempts to arrest Javier Salvador Parra in Dasmariñas Village, Makati City. Rappler screenshot

Dasmariñas Village residents: We back lockdown rules, but not rights abuse

Apr 27, 2020 - 3:01 PM

The Dasmariñas Village Association says it's investigating the April 26 incident, emphasizing balance between residents' rights and government's COVID-19 response

ARREST. A Makati cop tries to arrest Dasmariñas Village resident Javier Salvador Parra on Sunday, April 26. Rappler screenshot

Makati man went berserk, cursed police – PNP

Apr 27, 2020 - 12:54 PM

Javier Salvador Parra says he intends to file a criminal case against Makati police as his lawyer studies it

ASSAULTED. Javier Salvador Parra gets a check up after he was tackled by a Makati cop to the ground in an attempt to arrest him on Sunday, April 26. Photo courtesy of Parra

Binay orders Makati police to probe assault of private village resident

Apr 27, 2020 - 12:42 PM

Makati City government spokesperson Michael Camiña says the appropriate charges will be filed against those found accountable 'after a full investigation'

DASMA INCIDENT. A Makati police officer is seen tackling Dasmariñas Village resident Javier Salvador Parra to the ground on April 26, 2020. Screenshot from Parra's video

Man in private village assaulted, nearly arrested without warrant by Makati police

Apr 27, 2020 - 9:50 AM

(UPDATED) Javier Salvador Parra is told to pay a P1,000 fine because his house staff was not wearing a face mask while watering plants within their property

TACKLED. Parras is thrown to the ground by a Makati police offiical. Screenshot from Parras video  TACKLED. Parras is thrown to the ground by a Makati police offiical. Screenshot from Parras video

Pacquiao wants probe into leaked Barangay Dasmariñas letter

Mar 28, 2020 - 10:58 PM

Using his Senate office's stationery, Senator Manny Pacquiao questions how a private letter to him was leaked on social media

HOST. Senator Manny Pacquiao hosts the PDP-Laban meeting in his Makati residence on March 4, 2020. Photo courtesy of PDP-Laban

IN PHOTOS: COVID-19 quarantine facility for Filipino repatriates in New Clark City

Feb 25, 2020 - 8:08 PM

The Athletes' Village in Capas, Tarlac once used for the 2019 SEA Games now serves as the national quarantine facility for the novel coronavirus

QUARANTINE CENTER. The Athletes Village at the New Clark City is the national quarantine facility for COVID-19. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

BCDA guarantees better meals for SEA Games 2019 teams in New Clark City

Nov 27, 2019 - 12:39 PM

Chef Bruce Lim, together with Kapampangan chef Sau del Rosario, leads Culinarya Pampanga in handling the nutrition and dietary needs of athletes and officials

Photo courtesy of BCDA Public Affairs

Balancing fisheries production and protection in Tañon Strait

Nov 09, 2019 - 5:00 PM

What drives Ybarra Laruga to protect Tañon Strait, apart from the need to support his family, is his memory of a time of abundance

FISH WARDEN. Ybarra Laruga of Tanjay, Negros Oriental, has been involved in the campaign to enforce fisheries laws in the Visayas for more than 22 years. All photos courtesy of Oceana

Cop shot dead in Quezon City

Nov 05, 2019 - 11:24 PM

Gunmen on a motorcycle shot and killed the police officer as he was driving along Barangay Teachers Village on Tuesday night, November 5

Police investigators examine the bloody body of a Quezon City Police District cop after he was ambushed by unidentified riding in tandem at the corner of Malingap and Mapagkawanggawa streets in Quezon City on Tuesday night, November 5. Photo by Ben Nabong

2 Customs employees hurt in shooting incident in Makati

Aug 17, 2019 - 11:38 AM

(UPDATED) The Bureau of Customs says based on initial reports, the attack on the female employees in Magallanes village 'might have been an attempt to abduct or rob the victims'

Image from Shutterstock

Taiwanese 'graffiti village' eases elderly loneliness

Jul 20, 2019 - 1:54 PM

55-year-old graffiti artist Wu Tsun-hsien transforms elderly's homes into a canvas of color to attract the Instagram generation back

Taiwanese war veteran uses art to save his village

May 19, 2019 - 10:20 PM

Armed with acrylics and paintbrushes, an elderly man transforms his neighborhood into the famous Rainbow Village in Taiwan

A motley of colorful dreamy characters adorn the walls of the Rainbow Village, a famous tourist spot in Taichung, Taiwan. These surreal illustrations are made by the 97-year-old retired soldier Huang Yung-Fu. Photo by Bernice Beltran

Inter-Korean border village reopens for public tours

May 02, 2019 - 12:22 PM

The guards on both sides of the truce village in the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) that divides the Korean peninsula are visibly no longer armed

UNARMED. North Korean soldiers walk on the North side of the border truce village of Panmunjeom in the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) dividing the two Koreas on May 1, 2019. Photo by Jung Yeon-je/AFP

Demystifying the age of the Ifugao Rice Terraces to decolonize history

Apr 14, 2019 - 10:00 AM

The way mainstream Filipino consciousness imagines the Ifugao in connection with the age of the terraces needs to change

IFUGAO RICE TERRACES. The Ifugao Rice Terraces are the products of a very rich and complex Ifugao culture that resisted the Spanish conquest for more than 200 years. All photos courtesy of the Ifugao Archaeological Project

More than 130 killed in Mali massacre as U.N. visits

Mar 24, 2019 - 12:58 PM

A security source tells Agence France-Presse the victims, which included women and children, were shot or hacked to death with machetes

9 cops killed in attack in Myanmar’s Rakhine

Mar 10, 2019 - 1:45 PM

One cop is injured, while another one is missing

Israeli tourist falls off Banaue Rice Terraces

Feb 28, 2019 - 8:00 AM

Engineer Yossef Salomon, 57, is confined at the Veteran’s Hospital in Nueva Vizcaya, some 50 kilometers away from Batad in Banaue, Ifugao

BANAUE Rice Terraces. Photo by Mau Victa/Rappler

Taliban claim Kabul truck bomb attack, warn more to follow

Jan 15, 2019 - 1:48 PM

In a grim message, the militants vow to carry out more attacks in the city in direct response to the recent appointment of former spymaster and anti-Taliban veteran Amrullah Saleh as interior minister

AFTERMATH. Afghan relatives and medical staff wait for victims outside a hospital's entrance gate after a car bomb exploded near a foreign compound, in Kabul on January 14, 2019. Photo by Wakil Kohsar/AFP

First Bamboo Christmas village inaugurated in Albay

Dec 11, 2018 - 1:31 PM

A 60-foot illuminated tree is the centerpiece of the bamboo Christmas Village in Ligao City

Christmas village at the ground of Kawakawa Natural Park made out of bamboo materials lighted over the weekend in Ligao City. Photo by Rhaydz B. Barcia/Rappler

5,000 people threatened by Arayat landslides refuse to leave homes

Oct 01, 2018 - 3:17 PM

About 80% of those in San Juan Baño village earn their living by planting vegetables and fruits on the mountain, and the proposed relocation site is 'too far away'

MOUNT ARAYAT. File image by Judgefloro from Wikipedia.

Israel gives Bedouin villagers until end of month to leave

Sep 23, 2018 - 7:19 PM

The fate of Khan al-Ahmar has drawn international concern, with European countries calling on Israel not to move ahead with plans to demolish it

FALSE: 'No massacres' during Martial Law

Sep 21, 2018 - 9:43 AM

(2ND UPDATE) There were at least two massacres reported during that period. Both happened in Mindanao, and both were committed against Muslim communities.

Screenshot of video of the 1st part of 'JPE: A Witness to History' where former defense secretary Juan Ponce Enrile tells Ferdinand Marcos Jr that there were 'no massacres' during Martial Law.

30 Nigerian soldiers killed in Boko Haram raid – military sources

Sep 01, 2018 - 10:13 PM

The attacks appear to undermine repeated claims by the military that Boko Haram had been defeated

Asian Games ban: No boozing in athletes' village

Aug 28, 2018 - 1:08 PM

Organizers remind athletes that drinking and smoking are not allowed in the athletes' village

ASIAD VILLAGE. Indonesian President Joko Widodo (second from left) walks next to Jakarta's Governor Anis Baswedan (left) during their visit to the athletes' village before the Asian Games kickoff. Photo by Adek Berry/AFP

IN PHOTOS: Davao City's rich culture, as told through the Kadayawan Village

Aug 18, 2018 - 10:07 AM

The village showcases the history of Davao's tribes

Kadayawan Village - Davao City. Photo by Manman Dejeto/Rappler

‘Piso para kay Leni’ donations go to Marawi housing project

Jul 18, 2018 - 12:14 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo turns over to the Marawi City government 60 homes built under her Angat Buhay program, for families displaced by the Marawi siege

SHELTER.Vice President Leni Robredo with Marawi City Mayor Majul Usman Gandamra (3rd from left) and other officials at the opening of the Angat Buhay Village. Photo from OVP

Thousands march and dance in New York's Gay Pride parade

Jun 25, 2018 - 7:30 PM

The theme of this year's parade is 'Defiantly Different,' a message inspired in reaction to President Donald Trump's treatment of the LGBTQ community

PRIDE MARCH PROPOSAL. Trudy Bermudez and paramedic Tayreen Bonilla of New York City Fire Department get engaged at the annual Pride Parade on June 24, 2018 in New York City. Photo by Kena Betancur/Getty Images/AFP

IN PHOTOS: Learn about Bangsamoro heritage through this village

Jun 23, 2018 - 7:50 PM

The expo was opened to public on June 18 and will stay open until the end of December 2018

LOCAL COLOR. Bangsamoro culture is on full display at the ARMM villages' expo in Cotabato City. All photos by Amir Mawallil/Rappler

Fire engulfs houses, stalls in Zamboanga City village

Jun 03, 2018 - 11:38 AM

The Bureau of Fire Protection estimates that 50 commercial stalls and 15 houses were gutted by the fire in Barangay Curuan, Zamboanga City

CURUAN FIRE. Investigators continue to look into the case of the fire that engulfed several commercial stalls and houses in Barangay Curuan, Zamboanga City, in the evening of June 2, 2018. Contributed photo

Fleeing conflict, elephants help Myanmar villagers to safety

May 15, 2018 - 7:22 PM

After nearly a month and with food running out, villagers reach the river where some local elephant owners came to their aid

ELEPHANT RIDE. This picture taken on May 2, 2018 shows internally displaced people riding on an elephants as they make their way looking for a shelter in Danai. AFP

The week in photos: May 5-12, 2018

May 13, 2018 - 11:36 AM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

Supreme Court on May11, 2018 voting on the quo warranto case against Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

How a Pasig village allows catcalling, harassment

May 06, 2018 - 3:15 PM

The Kawilihan Village board of directors is taking a soft stance on catcalling incidents inside the subdivision

CATCALLING. A Pasig village allows catcallers to go scot-free.

5 things to expect at Art in the Park 2018 in Makati

Mar 23, 2018 - 4:13 PM

Jaime Velasquez Park in Salcedo Village comes alive with art once again

ART IN THE PARK. The affordable art fair returns for its 12th year. Photo courtesy of Art in the Park

Robredo’s anti-poverty program to build shelters for Marawi residents

Mar 06, 2018 - 8:21 PM

The construction will be funded using the P7.4 million the Vice President's supporters previously raised to help pay for her fees in the electoral protest filed against her, which the SC did not allow

NEW VILLAGE. Vice President Leni Robredo leads the groundbreaking ceremony of the Angat Buhay Village in Marawi City on March 6, 2018. All photos by OVP

SC denies Ayala Land's motion for reconsideration on prime Las Piñas lot

Feb 06, 2018 - 4:30 PM

Ayala Land reiterates that it does not expect the Supreme Court ruling to 'have any material effect on [its] business, operations, and financial conditions'

Former Mayon victims provide fresh vegetables for Mayon evacuees

Feb 06, 2018 - 8:30 AM

The 'Women for Progress' movement continues to tend the communal garden amid Mount Mayon's eruption, generating income and providing fresh vegetables for some of the 19,520 families housed in various evacuation camps in Albay

TARANUMAN SA BARANGAY. This food sustainability program brings smiles and purpose. Photos by Rhaydz Barcia/Rappler

Myanmar denies report of mass graves in Rakhine

Feb 03, 2018 - 2:26 PM

Myanmar denies the allegation, saying it launched a proportionate crackdown on Rohingya rebels

REFUGE. A Rohingya Muslim refugee child cries as she sits in the Kutupalong refugee camp in Cox's Bazar on December 4, 2017. Photo by Ed Jones / AFP

By ‘saving the weave,’ one young social entrepreneur helps empower women

Jan 31, 2018 - 4:12 PM

Through Kandama, Victor Baguilat goes beyond keeping a dying tradition alive

IN PHOTOS: Families of EJK victims celebrate early Christmas

Dec 10, 2017 - 8:34 AM

Livelihood, educational assistance for children and nutritional feeding are the next program of the Diocese of Novaliches for the families.

IN PHOTOS: Santa rides a pedicab in Tabaco’s Christmas village

Dec 09, 2017 - 8:00 AM

Tabaqueños elevate the sikad-sikad and brighten the city plaza with festive lights in their 'Paint My Love' Christmas village

SANTA ON A PADYAK. Santa Claus uses local transport at the Christmas village in Tabaco, Albay. All photos by Rhaydz Barcia

Calbayog barangay chiefs mull resignation amid threats of killings

Dec 08, 2017 - 9:00 AM

‘We want to go back to our peaceful and happy life. We are appealing to our authorities to do something to stop these killings.’

5 activities to do with your kids this Christmas break

Dec 05, 2017 - 11:17 AM

Don’t want your kids to be idle during the break? Here are some fun and educational places you can take them to

SC voids Ayala Land's ownership of prime lot in Las Piñas

Oct 02, 2017 - 11:55 PM

The property developer says it has filed a motion for reconsideration following the Supreme Court ruling that it is not the rightful owner of a 6.8-hectare lot in Ayala Southvale

Photos show Marawi ancestral home before and after clashes

Sep 30, 2017 - 8:58 PM

Crisis spokesperson Zia Alonto Adiong finds himself on his knees as he comes face to face with the destruction of his family's ancestral home

Up to 250 feared dead in Democratic Republic of Congo mudslide

Aug 26, 2017 - 12:01 AM

Pacifique Keta deputy head of Ituri province where Tara village is located says the death toll is now between 150 and 250 with many still buried under the rubble of an estimated 48 destroyed homes

Dasmariñas Village homeowner to Globe: 'I am not intimidated'

Jun 30, 2017 - 4:44 PM

I have no choice but to fight for my rights and protect my family says Betty Dante Aw the subject of a multi million peso civil suit filed by the telecom giant over her opposition to its cell sites in the Makati subdivision

CHARGED. Dasmariñas Village homeowner Betty Dante Aw was accused of Globe of spreading rumors to prevent building cell sites inside the exclusive village. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, June 28, 2017

Jun 28, 2017 - 10:25 AM

Hello Here s a roundup of news you need to know this Wednesday

INSIDE MARAWI. The street named after the late Philippine Senator Domocao Alonto Sr is in ruins after being targeted military airstrikes after terrorists occupied the area. This photo was taken on Sunday, June 25, 2017, when rescuers took advantage of the Eid'l Fitr ceasefire to save trapped civilians. Photo courtesy of the Marawi city government

Globe files P5-million civil suit vs Dasmariñas Village resident

Jun 27, 2017 - 10:40 PM

The telco accuses the resident of spreading false and malicious rumors about Globe s cell site system within the posh village